Selfless Signal-Boosting Wednesday

A complement to our long-standing Shameless Self-Promotion Sundays, this thread is for links to pieces on other people’s blogs that you have found delightful memorable/provoking recently, especially those who are blogging on issues Feministe has not recently addressed (the links can be to older posts, just something you’ve found recently relevant).  Please save the self-promotion links for this Sunday – use this thread to let Feministe readers know about the other blogs you love to read, especially those on the margins of the mainstream social justice communities, who tend to not get as much exposure as they should.


  1. This is not a new Open thread – mainstream media/news links that you want to discuss should be taken there. This thread is for signal-boosting bloggers and ex-bloggers’ opinion/analysis pieces, not just journalistic reportage.
  2. Ensure other readers have enough information about the post to make an informed choice on whether to click on your link. Content notes are advised for posts discussing problematic issues/incidents that might be NSFW or potentially distressing/triggering.
  3. Keep this thread focussed on the linking – the idea is to make your comments on the other blogs being linked! By all means second a recommendation or thank someone for a link you found worthwhile, but please leave it at that. If you feel you must discuss a link in more detail here at Feministe, please take it to the Open or Spillover threads (see sidebar for quicklinks), depending on your assessment of its zombie stoush potential.

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6 comments for “Selfless Signal-Boosting Wednesday

  1. September 18, 2013 at 10:00 am

    One of my favorite bloggers, Bardiac, wrote a great post this week discussing just what’s wrong with that “Why Gen Y Yuppies Are Unhappy” post, from over at Huff Post, which has been all over the blogosphere lately: “Again With the Kids These Days.”

  2. September 18, 2013 at 10:36 am

    So, these things happened:

    An Indian-American Was Crowned Miss America & The Racists Reared Their Ugly Racist Heads

    Dear Western Saviorists, Stop Reducing Africa to a Play Pen for Your Personal Development

    Race + Feminism + Science: #Rose4Space Nears Milestone Victory


    Red Lobster Waitress Gets Called N-word on Racist Receipt

    I’ll be posting additional comments on Spillover 9.

    • Pitbullgirl65
      September 21, 2013 at 9:31 pm

      Holy crap Angel H: The Spectraspeaks post: Warrior Princess?!! OMFG. I’ve always disliked the white savior ™ b.s. Dances with Wolves, Avatar (god I really hated that movie) Eat, Pray, Love, (eyeroll) but this little memoir wins asshole book of the year. D: (good blog though thank you. She articulated those uneasy feelings I’ve had about the White Savior meme.

  3. September 18, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    A former friend of mine is an excellent writer of fantastic/SF stories. He’s Indian, 30ish years old and one of the gentlest souls I know. His work deserves all the boosting it can get.

    Here is a sample story

    and here is his blog

  4. September 19, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Awesome article exploring female sexuality for women of color.

  5. September 20, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Just wanted to signal-boost a really interesting interview I saw of two WOC in the military talking about the representation of women in military-focused video games.

    They had some really trenchant observations about the way women in the military are viewed / how narratives are constructed.

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